This woman is going to schools with the man who nearly killed her in a remarkable display of forgiveness.

Tina Adams planned to be a police officer, but that dream was taken away from her when she went for a jog in June of 2015 near her home in Montreal.

Adams was hit by a car driven by Jordan Taylor, who was impaired at the time. The car swerved off the road, hitting Adams. It also struck a pole and caught fire.

As a result, now-24-year-old Adams suffered a cracked skull, fractured spine, brain injury, two punctured lungs, internal bleeding, and fractured ribs.


Adams may never be able to have children as a result of her injuries. “I’ve undergone 19 surgeries and I live through pain and suffering every single day,” Adams told CTV Montreal. “Not only has he impacted the last three and half years, but the rest of my life.”

Adams, who once feared she would never walk again, has since recovered, but not to her full capacity. She is able to practice Cross Fit and returned to school at John Abbot College. "My early adulthood was completely taken from me," said Adams during Taylor’s sentencing. "My life will never be what I expected it to be."

But when Adams faced the man who was responsible for her state at his sentencing, she shocked the court by turning to Taylor and forgiving him for his actions.  

In court, Taylor expressed remorse for his actions. "I made a big mistake to drive my car that day, and I'll never forget how much this hurt you, Tina," said Taylor when he was finally able to speak to Adams since the incident three years prior. He has been prohibited from communicating with Adams.

As a further shock, Adams then asked Taylor for his help. Since the accident, Adams has become an advocate for road safety. Adams travels to schools to speak about her experiences and educates on the dangers of impaired driving.  Adams asked Taylor if he would join her, helping her educate others.

Taylor agreed immediately.

“I think it would make a huge impact on students in schools,” said Adams. “When I’m speaking it has a really big impact, and I’m sure with also the guy who did this to me it will have an even bigger impact.”

Adams had said she wanted to ask Taylor to accompany her on her mission, however she needed to see if he was remorseful regarding his actions. “I’m hoping he really did learn from what he did to me,” said Adams. And now, others will, too.

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I'm staring at my screen watching the President of the United States speak before a stadium full of people in North Carolina. He launches into a lie-laced attack on Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, and the crowd boos. Soon they start chanting, "Send her back! Send her back! Send her back!"

The President does nothing. Says nothing. He just stands there and waits for the crowd to finish their outburst.

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My mind flashes to another President of the United States speaking to a stadium full of people in North Carolina in 2016. A heckler in the crowd—an old man in uniform holding up a TRUMP sign—starts shouting, disrupting the speech. The crowd boos. Soon they start chanting, "Hillary! Hillary! Hillary!"

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What will future generations never believe that we tolerated in 2019?

Dolphin and orca captivity, for sure. They'll probably shake their heads at how people died because they couldn't afford healthcare. And, they'll be completely mystified at the amount of food some people waste while others go starving.

According to Biological Diversity, "An estimated 40 percent of the food produced in the United States is wasted every year, costing households, businesses and farms about $218 billion annually."

There are so many things wrong with this.

First of all it's a waste of money for the households who throw out good food. Second, it's a waste of all of the resources that went into growing the food, including the animals who gave their lives for the meal. Third, there's something very wrong with throwing out food when one in eight Americans struggle with hunger.

Supermarkets are just as guilty of this unnecessary waste as consumers. About 10% of all food waste are supermarket products thrown out before they've reached their expiration date.

Three years ago, France took big steps to combat food waste by making a law that bans grocery stores from throwing away edible food.According to the new ordinance, stores can be fined for up to $4,500 for each infraction.

Previously, the French threw out 7.1 million tons of food. Sixty-seven percent of which was tossed by consumers, 15% by restaurants, and 11% by grocery stores.

This has created a network of over 5,000 charities that accept the food from supermarkets and donate them to charity. The law also struck down agreements between supermarkets and manufacturers that prohibited the stores from donating food to charities.

"There was one food manufacturer that was not authorized to donate the sandwiches it made for a particular supermarket brand. But now, we get 30,000 sandwiches a month from them — sandwiches that used to be thrown away," Jacques Bailet, head of the French network of food banks known as Banques Alimentaires, told NPR.

It's expected that similar laws may spread through Europe, but people are a lot less confident at it happening in the United States. The USDA believes that the biggest barrier to such a program would be cost to the charities and or supermarkets.

"The logistics of getting safe, wholesome, edible food from anywhere to people that can use it is really difficult," the organization said according to Gizmodo. "If you're having to set up a really expensive system to recover marginal amounts of food, that's not good for anybody."

Plus, the idea may seem a little too "socialist" for the average American's appetite.

"The French version is quite socialist, but I would say in a great way because you're providing a way where they [supermarkets] have to do the beneficial things not only for the environment, but from an ethical standpoint of getting healthy food to those who need it and minimizing some of the harmful greenhouse gas emissions that come when food ends up in a landfill," Jonathan Bloom, the author of American Wasteland, told NPR.

However, just because something may be socialist doesn't mean it's wrong. The greater wrong is the insane waste of money, damage to the environment, and devastation caused by hunger that can easily be avoided.

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